West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 3: Holder stars again as West Indies win series 2-0

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Jason Holder took career-best figures of 6-59 off 13 overs

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West Indies captain Jason Holder took a magnificent six-wicket haul to not only lead his side to a 166-run win over Bangladesh on the third day in Jamaica, but also a 2-0 series win.

Holder’s career-best match figures of 11-103 saw the West Indies secure their first series win on home soil since 2014.

Starting off the day on 19/1, the West Indies only added nine runs to their overnight score before opener Devon Smith was stumped by Nurul Hasan off the bowling of Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan for 16.

Debutant Keemo Paul, who was sent in as the nightwatchman, made 13 runs before he was suffered the same fate as Smith.

Shakib then took out Kieran Powell for 18 before Taijul Islam trapped Shai Hope lbw for four runs.

Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer managed to add 33 runs to the score before Hetmyer was given out lbw off the bowling of Abu Jayed for 18.

Chase ended up scoring 32 before he was clean bowled by Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

Mehidy also took out Holder before Shakib returned to remove Miguel Cummins and Shannon Gabriel in the same over as the West Indies were skittled out for 129, which set Bangladesh a target of 335 to win.

Shakib was the pick of the bowlers with six wickets, while Mehidy snapped up two, and Jayed and Taijul chipped in with one wicket apiece.

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Shakib Al Hasan finished with figures of 6-33 off 17 overs

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Chasing 335 to win, Bangladesh were dealt an early blow as opener Tamim Iqbal was trapped lbw off the bowling of Holder for a duck.

Liton Das and Mominul Haque forged a 38-run partnership before Liton was caught by Hope at gully off the bowling of Paul for 33.

Mominul went on to make 14, while Mahmudullah only mustered four runs before being dismissed by Chase.

Holder took over from that point as he carved through Bangladesh’s lower order, and also removed Shakib, who scored 54 off 81 balls, which included 10 boundaries.

With Shakib being the only batsman to put up a fight, Bangladesh were bundled out for 168.

Holder was the most successful bowler with six wickets, while Chase took two, and Gabriel and Paul claimed one wicket each.

Shakib was gutted to have lost, and said: “Yeah it was very tough. I wasn’t expecting it to be this tough. There are so many failures that we need to talk about. Especially with the batting. The bowling got better as the match went on. [With the bat] The four innings we played, we never showed character or the guts that we’re known for.

“I always believe in my team – we have the potential to come back. We have done so often in the last 3-4 years. But credit goes to West Indies. [Away performance] is a big issue. We’ve been playing 18-19 years and we’ve never done well away from home. There’s a lot of work for coaching team, management, board.”

Holder, who was named Man of the Match, was thrilled to have won, and said: “We played as a team, we had support from everyone. Different players put their hands up. I always ask the guys for one last push. Go out there and put everything in.

“I expect tough days in cricket. Want to thank Corey Collymore our bowling coach. This is our second series we’ve won as a group, I think we’re headed in the right direction.”

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